NROC Case Studies

Overview

Overview

NROC has prepared a series of case studies to highlight the innovative and different ways member institutions use NROC content and tools.  These are provided to assist members considering alternate ways of using NROC within their institution, as well as allowing prospective members to understand the potential of joining the NROC Network.

A few examples of how students benefit when institutions join NROC:

 

NROC Algebra

NROC Algebra

Mountain Heights Academy Case Study - NROC Algebra 1

IconMountain Heights Academy (formerly Open High School of Utah) chooses its open educational resources carefully. Although their students were performing slightly above state math test averages with their original online algebra course, the administrative team of Director DeLaina Tonks and Curriculum Director...

Montana Digital Academy Case Study - NROC Algebra 1

IconMontana Digital Academy (MTDA) is a state virtual school that works with districts across the state to expand educational options by offering a mix of core and elective online supplemental courses. MTDA administrators and teachers were excited to pilot Algebra 1–An Open Course because the course aligned...

Bay Port Case Study - NROC Algebra 1

IconBay Port High School is part of the Howard-Suamico School District in Green Bay, WI.Over 90% of Bay Port graduates go on to some type of post-secondary education. In 2011, Bay Port ran two pilot sections using NROC’s Algebra 1—An Open Course – one competency-based accelerated class and one standard...

Culver Case Study - NROC Algebra 1

IconCulver City Adult School serves over 4000 students annually with GED, Adult Basic Education, ESL, Independent Learning, and other high school diploma classes. Students have varied levels of education, language, and computer skills. Culver City Adult School used NROC’s Algebra 1—An Open Course as...

Placer Case Study - NROC Algebra 1

IconPlacer Union High School District found NROC’s Algebra 1—An Open Course to be a helpful resource for struggling students in a special Alternative Program. About half of the students in the pilot section had previously failed algebra, some as many as three or four times. Many of the students found...

Whittier Case Study - NROC Algebra 1

IconSierra Vista High School is a year-round, open enrollment high school offering both continuation and independent study programs to students within the Whittier Union High School District. Approximately 84 percent of Sierra Vista students are Hispanic/Latino, and 62 percent are identified as socioeconomically...

    NROC Developmental Math

    NROC Developmental Math

    Ivy Tech Community College - NROC Developmental Math

    IconIvy Tech Community College is Indiana’s largest public post-secondary institution serving nearly 200,000 students. They chose to pilot NROC’s Developmental Math – An Open Program in the Fall of 2012 as a way to address the math remediation needs of their Automotive and Welding program students....

    Rasmussen College - NROC Developmental Math

    Icon Rasmussen College, founded in 1900 in St. Paul, Minnesota, today includes 24 campuses around the country and more than 40 diverse online degree programs available to students around the   globe. Rasmussen began piloting NROC’s Developmental Math – An Open Program in Fall 2012 with their Math Prep...

    Renton Technical College - NROC Developmental Math

    Icon Renton Technical College provides training or retraining for those seeking marketable job skills or upgrading current skills. Specialized programs allow students with or without high school credentials to enter at numerous times, progress in accordance with individual aptitudes, and complete low-cost...

    Jacksonville State University - NROC Developmental Math

    Icon Jacksonville State University (JSU)  is a regional university serving northeast Alabama on a 459-acre campus with 59 buildings and multiple locations. Many of their students are low-income, from rural areas, and are first generation college students. In recent years, JSU has seen an increased enrollment...

    Chattanooga State Community College - NROC Developmental Math

    Icon Chattanooga State is a regionally accredited educational institution. Their mission is to transform the lives of individuals and develop the capacities of the business and industrial communities through technical and postsecondary education. In August of 2012 Chattanooga began a pilot of NROC Developmental...

    Central Piedmont Community College - NROC Developmental Math

    Icon Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) has been part of the Charlotte, NC, landscape for 50 years and has six campuses located throughout Mecklenburg County. They serve a largely urban population of traditional college age students and returning adults in career transition. They began piloting NROC’s...

      EdReady

      EdReady

      EdReady as a Low-Stakes Alternative - Jacksonville State

      IconAs part of their effort to redesign developmental education and refine placement practices, Jacksonville State University tested EdReady as a low-stakes math placement tool. Early results are promising for this approach as an alternative to traditional high-stakes placement exams that have frequently...

      STEM School Chattanooga - EdReady

      IconStudents entering STEM School Chattanooga as high school freshmen are required to have a baseline knowledge of algebra and geometry. Students identified as deficient in those skills were offered EdReady over the summer and into the fall as a free tool to help fill in knowledge gaps and ensure that the...

      EdReady in High Schools

      IconEdReady enables high school students to assess their readiness for college math, select their study options, and follow a personalized study path to fill in knowledge gaps. High schools nationwide are using EdReady to ensure that graduating seniors are ready for college level math, and to help them prepare...

      Waipahu High School - EdReady

      IconDuring the summer and fall of 2014, the Waipahu High School Early College program collaborated with the University of Hawaii to offer an online program, EdReady, with the goal of increasing the number of their high school students who could score well enough on the COMPASS placement exam to qualify for...

      South Carolina - VirtualSC - EdReady

      IconSouth Carolina’s state-wide virtual school program, VirtualSC, launched the Summer Middle School Assistance Project in June 2014. The three-week summer pilot program was designed to assist students in participating schools who had completed Grades 6-8 instruction but who required remediation in mathematics...

      Owensboro Community and Technical College - EdReady

      IconAt the end of the Fall 2014 semester, the Math Department faculty at Owensboro Community & Technical College offered students an intensive, one-week math boot camp to finish the requirements for the developmental math class they were enrolled in that semester. At the end of the week, students would be...

      Mountain Heights Academy - EdReady

      IconDuring summer 2014, Mountain Heights Academy teachers built a new, year-long course called College Prep Math. EdReady with NROC math resources was at the center of the new course, which they built within the school's Moodle environment. The purpose of the course was to ensure that students had an option...

      Montana Digital Academy and the University of Montana - EdReady

      IconIn Summer 2013, Montana Digital Academy and the University of Montana collaborated on an EdReady pilot designed to help students get into the college math course they need for their major interest. The Office for Student Success and Math Department at UMT offered “a FREE, personalized, self-paced,...